Are you a skilled worker or business migrant looking to migrate to Australia?
Were you asked to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect and get invitation from immigration authority to apply for the visa?
More often, when it comes to submitting EOI, applicants get bombarded with lots of questions that only add up to stress and mistakes, which consequently result into rejection.
This is why, we have narrowed down a few of the common ones to help you proceed with ease and in a right manner. Take a look!
Expression of Interest is basically a point-test where you need to demonstrate your interest of migrating to Australia if you are applying for any of the following visas:
The answers you provide are reviewed by the employers as well as state and territory government to evaluate whether your skills meet Australia’s economic needs or not.
An invitation is usually a permission given by the Department of Home Affairs to the applicants for lodging a visa application under the Skilled Migration Program for Australia.
Related Read: A Guide to Australia Permanent Residency
The processing times for invitations vary depending upon certain factors including number of application received at that particular time, types of occupation, point score, skills shortage level, etc.
Yes, the validity period of invitation is 60 days. If you fail to submit petition within this duration, your EOI will be removed from the data bank.
The point test is designed to help Australia choose people who have the required skills and attributes to contribute in its economy. The number of points required depend on the visa you are applying for. Applicant is given points on number of things including:
A nomination generally demonstrates the following things:
SkillSelect is an online system introduced by the Australian government for skilled workers to be considered for a skilled migration visa. Applicants submitting information in SkillSelect are either nominated or invited by Australian employers or state and territory government to apply for the visa.
No, you need to have evidence of your language proficiency and skill assessment before you submit your EOI.
Yes, you can update your EOI in SkillSelect under any of the following circumstances:
You will be given with an updated estimate of your point score once you make all the changes in the SkillSelect.
Please note, you cannot make changes to your EOI after you have received invitation to apply for the visa.
It is extremely crucial to provide accurate information in EOI by the time you are issued with an invitation. If the Department of immigration finds the information unreliable or inappropriate, your application will get rejected even if you have scored sufficient points.
The time needed to approve an EOI majorly depend upon two factors including:
It can be either be approved in less than two months or may get extended to one year.
Yes, the total points to get an Australian PR gets updated after lodging an EOI. Some of the major factors responsible behind this are the occupation ceilings, number of applicants and the point score.
Any prospective applicant can submit one EOI to the program. A new EOI can be submitted if the old one is expired or the applicant has received a Letter of Advice of Apply and decided to dismiss the invitation.
Yes, one can hire the services of a registered migration agent to get assistance in submitting the EOI as such individuals are acquainted with the current laws, requirements or changes and legally authorised to provide advice on the Australian immigration.
Submitting an EOI does not guarantee an invitation to apply for the visa. Hence, one cannot expect reimbursement for any kind of costs arise in preparing an EOI.
Didn’t find the answer you are looking for? Why not post your query on Aussizz Group Forum and get solutions right away!
We are featured in almost every promianent media group for our customer-centric approach and solution-oriented services.